Occupational safety and health

Fire-ravaged town starts rebuilding

Three hundred of the houses that were ravaged in last summer's disastrous wildfires in Mati, eastern Attica, have received permits to rebuild and are slated to receive state funding for the purpose, Infrastructure Ministry General Secretary Maria Kleanthi told a meeting of local authority officials and residents on Wednesday.

West Attica fire put out, Megara mayor says

A wildfire that broke out on Friday near western Attica's Megara has been extinguished, the town's mayor has said.

Speaking on One TV, Mayor Costas Fylaktos praised the country's fire service for its immediate response to the blaze, which started in an in accessible area of woodland on the outskirts of Megara, and said that the damage is limited.

Man faces arson charges over Tsameika fire

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a wildfire that broke out on Monday in the area of Tsameika, near the port city of Patra in the western Peloponnese.
The man is facing charges of arson by negligence as he reportedly started the blaze accidentally while carrying out farm work, the Athens-Macedonian News Agency reported on Tuesday.

Man arrested over Monday's wildfire in western Peloponnese

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a wildfire that broke out on Monday in the western Peloponnese, in the area of Tsameika, near the port city of Patra.

According to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency the man is facing charges of arson by negligence as he reportedly started the blaze accidentally while carrying out farm work.

WWF Hellas warns of failings after Mati disaster

A smiling boy is depicted in a mural at the 1st Primary School of Rafina, in a photograph released Thursday. The mural is dedicated to the 103 people who died in disastrous wildfires that ravaged Mati and other parts of eastern Attica last July. In a statement Thursday, conservation group WWF Hellas pointed to dangerous shortfalls in the country's forest fire protection system.

Chemotherapy Procedures are Being Stopped in Bulgaria because of Healthcare Limits, Claim Victims

Hospitals stop chemotherapy treatments because of healthcare limits.
 
The entire department of oncology at Serdika Hospital on Monday did not carry out infusions, Darik was informed by relatives of the cancer patients. It is unclear when the chemotherapy procedures will be resumed, as the limits of the hospital have been set "from today to tomorrow".
 

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